Ontario reports 1,092 new COVID-19 cases, including 7 in greater Kawarthas region

Regional active cases decrease to 116 with 2 new cases in Peterborough, 2 in Hastings Prince Edward, 2 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton

A COVID-19 test being conducted in a laboratory. (Stock photo)

Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.

Today, Ontario is reporting 1,092 new cases, including 35 more cases of the B.1.1.7 UK variant (for a total of 956), 2 more cases of the B.1.351 South Africa variant (for a total of 41), and 11 more cases of the P.1 Brazilian variant (for a total of 28).

With today’s new cases, the seven-day average of daily cases has increased by 14 to 1,252.

In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 7 new cases to report and an additional 18 cases resolved, with the number of active cases across the region decreasing by 11 to 116.

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Most of today’s new cases are in Toronto (293) and Peel (199).

There are double-digit increases in York (79), Ottawa (64), Thunder Bay (48), Simcoe Muskoka (43), Windsor-Essex (39), Hamilton (38), Waterloo (37), Durham (36), Lambton (33), Halton (33), Middlesex-London (26), Niagara (26), Eastern Ontario (18), Sudbury (11), and Chatham-Kent (10), with smaller increases in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark (8), Peterborough (8), Brant (7), Huron Perth (6), and Southwestern (6).

The remaining 12 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with 4 health units reporting no new cases at all.

Of today’s new cases, 56% are among people 39 and younger, with the highest number of cases (425) among people ages 20-39 followed by 322 cases among people ages 40-59.

With 1,110 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases is unchanged at 94.1%. The average positivity rate across Ontario has decreased by 0.1% from yesterday to 2.4%, meaning that 24 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on March 10.

Ontario is reporting 10 new COVID-19 deaths today, including 1 death in a long-term care home — the first in four days. Ontario has averaged 12 new daily deaths over the past week (no change from yesterday).

Hospitalizations have increased by 2 from yesterday to 680, with the number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs decreasing by 4 to 277 and the number of patients with COVID-19 on ventilators increasing by 6 to 184.

A total of 60,619 tests were completed yesterday, with the backlog of tests under investigation increasing by 3,515 to 42,033.

A total of 1,019,407 doses of vaccine have now been administered, an increase of 40,610 from yesterday, with 281,714 people fully vaccinated with both doses of vaccine, an increase of 2,510 from yesterday, representing 1.91% of Ontario’s population.

There are 124 new cases in Ontario schools, a decrease of 70 from yesterday, including 102 student cases and 22 staff cases. There are 27 new cases in licensed child care settings in Ontario, a decrease of 13 from yeasterday, with 20 cases among children and 7 cases among staff.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 7 new cases to report, including 2 in Peterborough, 2 in Hastings Prince Edward, 2 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton. There are no new cases in Kawartha Lakes.

There are 15 new cases of presumed variants of concern, including 12 in Peterborough and 3 in Northumberland.

An additional 18 cases have been resolved, including 7 in Peterborough, 6 in Kawartha Lakes, 3 in Hastings Prince Edward, and 2 in Northumberland. An outbreak at an unidentified workplace in Central Hastings has been declared resolved.

There are currently 116 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 11 from yesterday, including 76 in Peterborough, 16 in Northumberland, 12 in Hastings Prince Edward (1 in Quinte West, 6 in Belleville, 2 in Tyendinaga & Deseronto, 2 in Prince Edward County, and 1 in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory), 11 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 747 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (662 resolved with 9 deaths), 553 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (500 resolved with 55 deaths), 459 in Northumberland County (432 resolved with 11 deaths), 52 in Haliburton County (50 resolved with 1 death), and 433 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (415 resolved with 6 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Haliburton on March 4.

The provincial data in this report is pulled from Ontario’s integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS) at 12 p.m. the previous day. Data from local health units is more current and is usually reflected in the provincial data the following day. There may be discrepancies between the Ontario data reported today (which is from yesterday) and the local health unit data reported today (which is from today).

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Peterborough Public Health

Peterborough Public Health’s service area is the City and County of Peterborough and the Hiawatha and Curve Lake First Nations.

The health unit provides daily reports, including on weekends, excluding statutory holidays.

Confirmed positive: 747 (increase of 2)
Confirmed variants of concern cases: 1 (no change)
Presumed variants of concern cases: 101 (increase of 12)
Active cases: 76 (decrease of 5)
Close contacts: 222 (increase of 2)
Deaths: 9 (no change)
Resolved: 662 (increase of 7)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 26 (increase of 1)*
Total tests completed: Over 44,500 (no change)
Outbreaks: Severn Court Student Residence, Trent Champlain College residence, Regency retirement home in Lakefield (no change)
Vaccine doses administered: 10,320 (increase of 4,393, last updated March 11)

*As of March 11, Peterborough Regional Health Centre is reporting fewer than 5 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and 17 patients transferred from other areas as a result of a provincial directive (no change).

 

Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit’s service area is the City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland County, and Haliburton County.

The health unit provides reports from Monday to Saturday, excluding Sundays and statutory holidays.

Confirmed positive: 1,064, including 553 in Kawartha Lakes, 459 in Northumberland, and 52 in Haliburton (increase of 3, including 2 in Northumberland and 1 in Haliburton)*
Cases with N501Y mutation: 21, including 3 in Kawartha Lakes and 18 in Northumberland (increase of 3 in Northumberland)**
Active cases: 28, including 11 in Kawartha Lakes, 16 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (net decrease of 4)
Probable cases: 1 (increase of 1 in Northumberland)
High-risk contacts: 245, including 151 in Kawartha Lakes, 44 in Northumberland, and 4 in Haliburton (net increase of 19)***
Hospitalizations (total to date): 47, including 27 in Kawartha Lakes, 17 in Northumberland, and 3 in Haliburton (no change)****
Deaths (including among probable cases): 67, including 55 in Kawartha Lakes, 11 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (no change)
Resolved: 982, including 500 in Kawartha Lakes, 432 in Northumberland, 50 in Haliburton (increase of 8, including 6 in Kawartha Lakes and 2 in Northumberland)
Tests completed: 151,056 (decrease of 2,925)
Outbreaks: CrossFit Lindsay (no change)

*The health unit states that total counts and counts for individual counties may fluctuate from previously reported counts as cases are transferred to or from the health unit based on case investigation details and routine data cleaning.

**The N501Y mutation has been identified in variants of concern including the B.1.1.7 UK variant, the B.1.351 South Africa variant, and the P.1 Brazilian variant.

***This total includes an additional 3 high-risk contacts directly followed up through the Public Health Ontario contact tracing process that are missing the contacts’ county.

****As of March 11, Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reports no patients hospitalized with COVID-19 (no change).

 

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health’s service area is Hastings County (including Bancroft) and Prince Edward County.

The health unit provides daily reports, including on weekends, excluding statutory holidays.

Confirmed positive: 433 (increase of 2)
Confirmed variants of concern cases: 5 (no change)
Active cases: 12 (decrease of 2)
Deaths: 6 (no change)
Currently hospitalized: 0 (no change)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU: 0 (no change)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator (total to date): 0 (no change)
Resolved: 415 (increase of 3)
Tests completed: 71,402 (increase of 2)
Vaccine doses administered: 10,679 (increase of 884)
Outbreaks: Unidentified workplace in Belleville (decrease of 1)*

*An outbreak at an unidentified workplace in Central Hastings was declared resolved on March 7.

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 313,520 (increase of 1,092)
Total COVID-19 variant cases: 956 of B.1.1.7 UK variant (increase of 35); 41 of B.1.351 South Africa variant (increase of 2); 28 of P.1 Brazilian variant (increase of 11)
7-day average of daily new cases: 1,252 (increase of 14)
Resolved: 295,128 (increase of 1,110), 94.1% of all cases
Positivity rate: 2.4% (decrease of 0.1%)
Hospitalizations: 680 (increase of 2)
Hospitalizations in ICU: 277 (decrease of 4)
Hospitalizations in ICU on ventilator: 184 (increase of 6)
Deaths: 7,109 (increase of 10)
7-day average of daily new deaths: 12 (no change)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 3,877 (increase of 1)
Total tests completed: 11,584,449 (increase of 60,619)
Tests under investigation: 42,033 (increase of 3,515)
Vaccination doses administered: 1,019,407 (increase of 40,610)
People fully vaccinated (two doses): 281,714 (increase of 2,510), 1.91% of Ontario’s population (est. 70-90% required for herd immunity)

COVID-19 cases in Ontario from February 8 - March 10, 2021. The red line is the number of new cases reported daily, and the dotted green line is a five-day moving average of new cases. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 cases in Ontario from February 8 – March 10, 2021. The red line is the number of new cases reported daily, and the dotted green line is a five-day moving average of new cases. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 tests completed in Ontario from February 8 - March 10, 2021. The red line is the daily number of tests completed, and the dotted green line is a five-day moving average of tests completed. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 tests completed in Ontario from February 8 – March 10, 2021. The red line is the daily number of tests completed, and the dotted green line is a five-day moving average of tests completed. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU admissions in Ontario from February 8 - March 10, 2021. The red line is the daily number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, the dotted green line is a five-day moving average of hospitalizations, the purple line is the daily number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs, and the dotted orange line is a five-day moving average of is a five-day moving average of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU admissions in Ontario from February 8 – March 10, 2021. The red line is the daily number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, the dotted green line is a five-day moving average of hospitalizations, the purple line is the daily number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs, and the dotted orange line is a five-day moving average of is a five-day moving average of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 deaths in Ontario from February 8 - March 10, 2021. The red line is the cumulative number of daily deaths, and the dotted green line is a five-day moving average of daily deaths. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 deaths in Ontario from February 8 – March 10, 2021. The red line is the cumulative number of daily deaths, and the dotted green line is a five-day moving average of daily deaths. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Ontario from February 8 - March 10, 2021. The red line is the cumulative number of daily doses administered, and the dotted green line is a five-day moving average of daily doses. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Ontario from February 8 – March 10, 2021. The red line is the cumulative number of daily doses administered, and the dotted green line is a five-day moving average of daily doses. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)

 

For more information about COVID-19 in Ontario, visit covid-19.ontario.ca.